One concern many patients have when they consider a professional teeth whitening treatment is achieving a smile that is too white. Although it’s true that we can whiten your smile as much as you want – either with professional tooth whitening or porcelain veneers – once you reach a certain level of white, it no longer looks natural.

When you work with one of our cosmetic dentists at River Edge Dental, we can help you achieve natural results you really want so your smile doesn’t look fake.

shiny white smile


Get a Youthful Looking Smile

It’s no secret that white smiles look healthy. Healthy tooth enamel looks naturally white but when erosion, decay, or other damage occurs to the enamel, it becomes discolored. In this case, people look to professional teeth whitening to get a healthier appearance.

However, when your teeth are too white, people might think they’re covered with restorations like crowns or dentures which will make them think you’re teeth are actually unhealthy. In order to achieve a healthy smile, it’s important to whiten your teeth to the perfect shade of white.

Get a Friendly Looking Smile

Not only can a whiter smile help your teeth look healthier, but also friendlier. A perfect shade of white teeth can help you make a great first impression. A whiter smile makes you look friendlier, healthier, younger and more attractive. As a result, your increased confidence can lead to more success in your life.

This impact can backfire if your teeth are too white and don’t look natural. People can actually feel turned off to a smile that doesn’t look natural because it can give the impression that you don’t show real emotion.

The Best Shades of White for Your Smile

The key to professional teeth whitening is achieving the best shade of white for your smile. You might wonder what the whitest shade of teeth is? One of the whitest shade is known as b1. If you’re looking for a more natural shade of white we suggest you compare a1 to b1 tooth color. A1 resembles a darker shade of white than b1. B1 used to be the whitest shade you could whiten your teeth but now there are new spectrums of white you can see celebrities wearing.

The key to achieving the best shade of white for your smile is by discussing it with our cosmetic dentists. If you end up whitening your teeth too white.

Schedule a consultation to learn more about professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers with our cosmetic dentists in River Edge by calling (201) 343-4044.